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LifeBooth: A Provocation for Meaningful Decision Making

Porteanu, Monica (2016) LifeBooth: A Provocation for Meaningful Decision Making. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Porteanu, Monica
Abstract:

We make 35,000± decisions a day, often experiencing decision fatigue, which leads us down avenues of least resistance, erodes decision quality and influences our future.

This inquiry seeks out avenues to study the connection between the emotional and logical side of decision-making. As we are increasingly able to quantify our emotions, understanding potential correlations between the two, might help us make more meaningful decisions.

Through design and foresight research methods, this study prototypes LifeBooth, a negative visualization technique that triggers reflective thinking toward improved decision making by facilitated exploration of our most mysterious and certain future: death. The study posits that by achieving greater comfort with this inevitable event, participants’ big decisions will be shaped more by what is truly important to them and less by biases related to their backgrounds, preferences, or perceptions.

LifeBooth is described herein with its key elements, as well as a provocation for rumination and the quality check of participants’ subsequent decision making.

Date: 11 October 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: decision-making, future, value, meaning, life, provocation for rumination, preventative medicine, Cassandra, end of time, negative visualization, choice, option
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 15:51
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 15:51
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1247

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